Top Sunshine Coast Resorts (2022) to make up for lost time

Looking for the best Sunshine Coast resorts and packages? We have listed the best in each gorgeous beach location. Some beaches like Sunshine Beach are smaller and some like Noosa, Mooloolabah and Caloundra are mega. But if you want to make the most of them a great resort will help you do that in style.  

The Sunshine Coast with its miles of beaches and hinterland is often contrasted to the heavily developed Gold Coast. It's a great spot with unique markets, zoos, great food and lots to do.

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Noosa Sunshine Coast Holidays

Noosa really is a classy act with a host of international festivals for music, food and film and a distinctly international visitor list. Much of the action takes place on Hastings Street which is the area has the best access to the national park with it's wonderful bays and beaches.

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Along Hastings Street dining, shopping, and socializing provides for an excellent family or couples holiday destination.

Netanya Noosa Beach Resort

Netanya Noosa Beach Resort

While not the most expensive resort in Noosa, this resort has the advantage that you can skip out to the white sandy beach from your room and the pool. Something that some of its more pricey rivals don't offer. And with less than 40 rooms you are sure to find a nice place by the pool. 

One great advantage of the Hastings Street strip is that wherever you stay you have access to all the restaurants and resort activities the local area has to offer including the national park

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Pepper's noosa

The great attraction of Staying at Noosa is having the beach and Hastings street right at your doorstep. This great resort provides both and dishes it up with luxury, l and lifestyle.

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Caloundra Resorts and Holidays

Caloundra is not really the hub of excessive accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast but is a restful beautiful place none the less. It is a great choice if you are looking to get away from it all and relax. This is especially true for families who especially enjoy this location.

With Australia Zoo, Aussie World, and the Big Kart Track within easy reach. There is also a great kids splash playground at Kings Beach.

Somehow it has managed to maintain a local flavour in an otherwise developing resort area. A good place to spend a family vacation and this is one of the top resorts there.

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Rumba Sunshine Coast Beach Resort

One of our top pics for a beach resort in Caloundra is the Rumba Beach Resort.

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Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast Holiday Resorts

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Mooloolaba is in the central location of the Sunshine Coast resort beaches and popular with families and couples. The beach really is idyllic although a little well developed these days. There is a good mix of family takeaway restaurants and fancy restaurants and cafes along the strip.

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Mantra Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast Resort

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This 16-story beach resort has been chosen for its value, excellent location and excellent facilities.


It's right on the beach and great for swimming. You can also repel down mountain, hike through national parks and canoe or kayak through the everglades. It's close to shopping and restaurants as well. 
It features modern decor in bright shades of gold, ivory, blue and peach. Large bay windows offer fantastic views of the ocean. 

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Guests are also invited to a cook out on the barbecue grills while relaxing in the rooftop spa tub.

Other amenities include pools, tennis, a fitness centre, babysitting and more.


Reviewers
say it's well maintained and well staffed, in a great location, a reasonable price, has spacious apartments of lots of other great things. It gets fantastic ratings overall.


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Coolum Sunshine Coast Holiday Resorts

Coolum remains one of the few places to experience the classic Queensland family beach vacation. Relatively undeveloped beach with pristine beaches surround the town centre. Some beaches  you can have mostly to yourself for much of the year and there are lots of little beach coves to explore.

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The Point Coolum Beach Resort

The Point is one of those great beach resorts that offer easy access to both the small coves and the main patrolled beach. This is also regularly polled as the top Beach resort in Coolum by guests.

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Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, formerly known as Twin Waters Resort

This is one of the largest and most complete 4-star beachfront resorts on the Sunshine Coast. The former name Twin Waters was derived because of the setting between ocean and river. The resort has enjoyed numerous upgrades like an old Queenslander over the years  and was most recently upgraded in 2019 with a new lobby and restaurants. It is a pretty big place with bungalows, and also a choice for larger functions and weddings. 

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Sunshine beach resorts

Sunshine Beach on the Sunshine Coast 

The stunning location of Sunshine Coast around the corner from Noosa is not at all known for its resorts, but there are some great apartments.

La Mer Sunshine Beachfront looks out over beautiful Sunshine Beach. Rooms have a private balcony and there are nice features like a heated swimming pool, free in-room Wi-Fi and a poolside BBQ area which do provide somewhat of a beach resort vibe and there is a tour desk 

 Sunshine Coast Airport is 30 km away.

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sunshine coast spa resorts

Once upon a time the Hyatt Coolum was the place to go if you were looking for a spa resort on the Sunshine Coast.

Noosa Springs Spa

Nestled between Noosa National Park and Lake Weyba is both the Noosa Springs Golf Club and  Noosa Springs Spa Resort - our top Sunshine Coast spa resort.  The destination resort is a mere 3kms from Hastings Street and also has an 18-hole championship golf course. You will find this place is a world -class spa,and as a benefit you can splash around in the pools, have a hit of tennis or a round of golf. Everything the Hyatt Coolum was once famed for has relocated. 

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Palmer Coolum Resort - This Resort Is Now In A State Of Disrepair - You Can't Even Stay Here

I actually used to work at this resort. It's well known for it's miles of bicycle paths and immaculate grounds. This is one of the best resort beaches you will find on the Sunshine Coast but the beach is on the other side of the golf course. You will need a bicycle, good shoes or the shuttle to get there. 

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One good and bad thing is that the resort has everything and you get what you pay for. So expect to pay five star prices for the top quality service. Guests like how the rooms are separated from each other villa style.

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Sunshine Coast Resort Deals

For all the best deals of a resort vacation to the Sunshine Coast see our travel deals page. 

We also have a review of vacation packages in Australia with special offers in each location. 

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